Martin D. Cummings, 74, Westinghouse employee

May 16, 2002

Martin D. Cummings, a longtime Westinghouse Electric Corp. employee who was active in Masonic organizations, died Monday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 74 and lived in Catonsville.

Before his retirement in 1990, he was drafting manager at the company's Linthicum plant, where he worked for 43 years.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Tilghman and Easton on the Eastern Shore, Mr. Cummings was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

As a young man, he played softball for area sandlot teams, and as an adult he coached for the Leakin Park Little League and in the Edmondson Recreation Council. He was a catcher for a Westinghouse softball team.

Throughout his life, Mr. Cummings was a sports fan. He had season tickets to the Orioles and Colts, and organized fishing trips. Family members said he also cleaned and filleted the day's catch.

During World War II, he served with the Army in Austria and Germany. He was a member of the Dewey Lowman Post of the American Legion in Arbutus.

Mr. Cummings was a Howard Masonic Lodge member, a 32nd-degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, and belonged to Boumi Temple, the Scimitar Club and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Chapter 45.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Ruth Essert; three sons, Craig Cummings of Columbia, Keith Cummings of Catonsville and Scott Cummings of Eldersburg; and eight grandchildren.

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